Monday, January 09, 2006

Tooting My Own Horn...

Excuse me while I tell you what a fantastic auntie I am. It is a cold and miserable evening--raining cats and dogs. At 6:15, my phone rings and an 8 year old little voice says, "Aunt Juanita, will you do me a favor." She loves animals and has been researching mice, gerbils and hamsters. She knows the best kind of cages, food, bedding and anything else about their environment.

Well, in her search for the perfect cage for her future pets, she has been watching Craig's List. Tonight she found the perfect one and within her budget. However, it is close to my house and far from hers. So, T, in her sweet little voice asks me to pick it up. Now, I cannot say no to a request like that, even though I had just gotten home and I don't like driving at night in the rain.

I am back in my warm home relaxing. There is a hamster cage in the backseat of my car. I am truly the most wonderful aunt that ever existed.

Note: Please take this post with tongue firmly implanted in the check.

7 comments:

jon said...

Kids have mystical powers concerning these matters. I have said "no" with such resolve, that it made the veins pop out in my forehead. . . . . . Only to end up getting up in the middle of the night to fill the request because it made me feet so bad that I said no.

Hick said...

I agree with Jon about the mystical powers thing. My kids always start their sentences to me with "You are getting sleepy..."

As an aside, you guys are still getting socked with the rain, huh? Thanks for not sending it down here and giving us a couple of days respite.

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

That was so sweet....and I know your little niece truly loves and appreciates you. (smiling)

jgf said...

I see myself as a kind of young grandparent. We have no kids so I spoil them rotten. When they get tired or cranky (or I do), I send them home!

McSwain said...

You are a wonderful aunt! As long as you don't go out and buy her the hamsters without her parents' permission. :)

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

You are an awesome Aunt!!

Jeff H said...

OK, you're excused.

Yes, you're a great aunt. Now, will you bake me some cookies?